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Member Spotlight: Academic Enjoys Instant Access to Scholarly Texts in Bookshare

Olga Borovaya has been a university researcher since 1998, which is when she started losing her eyesight. An expert in Sephardic Studies and Ladino Culture, she was always looking for resources and devices that would make her work possible despite her visual impairment, but most of the time she relied on research assistants. Fortunately, she discovered Bookshare and enjoys immediate access to scholarly texts in accessible formats.

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The Road to Digital Learning and Employment in India

To qualify for job opportunities, people with visual impairments need education and skills, but the lack of accessible books and learning materials creates an obstacle. The Bookshare India team is on a mission to bring digital books, training, and devices to blind students.

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Accessible Books Create More Inclusive World for Filipino Publisher

St. Matthew’s Publishing launches partnership with Bookshare to offer digital books on secure, global platform and alleviate book famine for people with print disabilities in the Philippines.

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Natalie Shaheen is a Multifaceted Academic, Educator, and Advocate for Disabled Students

Natalie Shaheen, EdD, an assistant professor of special education at Illinois State University, is a blind academic, teacher of future educators, and passionate advocate for accessible educational materials.

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